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Zadok's prose has been called qintense, lyrical and absorbingq (Telegraph). She returns with an unforgettable story in which folklore blends with the every-day and dreams with reality. Sister-Sister is the compelling story of twins, Thulisile and Sindisiwe Nxumalo, set in a dystopian near-future South Africa. In childhood, gregarious Thuli and stuttering, introverted Sindi, are inseparable. But the arrival of an uncle they never knew they had sets into motion a course of events that will destroy their relationship and, eventually, their lives. a€œThat night, I slip into her mind and dream her dreams. I see myself, Thuli strange and disconnected and the wrong way round, like Ia€™m stuck in a mirror. We walk across the patch of veld to Savioura€™s Pit Stop, our arms crooked at the elbows and linked together. The sky is silver-blue and the propeller on the Legend winks as it tunrs slow in the breeze, fanning our cheeks. The colour of her dreaming is sharp, as if our lives then were so much brighter...a€ The novel is told in five parts, interweaving present and past, as the twins unwind tragic stories and find salvation in the most unexpected of places. This is the second novel from the highly lauded author of Gem Squash Tokoloshe.The tension leaving Mamaa#39;s body transferred to Sindia#39;s, wiring her ligaments and bunching hermuscles; it gave her the strength todirect her mother to the mattress, where she collapsed and curled intoherself. Sindi waited untilshea#39;d passed out, anbsp;...

Author:Rachel Zadok
Publisher:Kwela - 2013-04-01


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